OF HIGHWAY 94 CLUB
In 1935, after the State
took over, the Highway 94 Association (8) was established.
Two active members of that association were Herman Cramer of San
Diego, part-owner of Cramer Bakeries (which sold out to Weber Bakeries),
and Lloyd Becker, a San Diego bookbinder.
The Highway 94 Association disbanded in 1938.
In 1953 the Highway 94
Club was established, with Edward Leonard as President.
The Highway 94 Association still had money and this was turned over
to the Highway 94 Club treasury ($146.20) - to be used to promote
improvements of Highway 94. The
first board of directors set forth important guidelines
to enhance driving safety for the traveling public. They promoted improvements to SR 94 and the rural county
roads. They encouraged
participation in the activities of local civic, community services and
youth organizations. This
resolution is followed by today’s board members.
It is based upon a working relationship of mutual respect and
cooperation between the board members and Caltrans staff.
The overriding concern of both organizations is to provide the
greatest degree of highway safety for the traveling
Some very active members
in the past were Charlotte Holcomb of Dulzura, Bill Avril of Barrett Café,
Bob Owens and many others over the years. Some of the past accomplishments of the Club, besides
recommending to Caltrans
portions of the road that need improvement, is promoting convenient hours
at the Tecate border crossing. In addition there has been reduction of
wildfire hazards, interest in roadway anti-letter campaigns and
elimination of illegal roadside dumps.
They have granted scholarships or helped deserving youngsters in
CDF, 4-H, FFA, and East Co Junior Fair.
Highway 94 Club has
worked for years to improve SR 94 for the residents. As long time residents, we have seen the highway improve a
curve at a time, or a short stretch of highway at a time. Each time a curve is widened or straightened it improves the
safety of the highway. Unfortunately,
Caltrans does not have the funds to do large sections at a time, but
Highway 94 Club is continually asking for improvements for areas we think
are most dangerous.
Our present concerns are:
and backing Caltrans on the latest passing lane proposal for
safety and to handle existing traffic needs
2. The Highway 94 Scenic Highway Designation and
it’s effects on the highway.
better Highway Patrol enforcement for anyone passing on double yellow
lines, or other violations.
out information sheets on basic Calif. Highway laws to anyone from Mexico
who may not know our highway regulations.
Caltrans to install signage that would enable CHP to enforce 38 foot, king
pin to rear axle, length on trucks.
Caltrans to install left turn lanes.
the expansion of Tecate Port of Entry facility to inspect vehicles
crossing the border.
Caltrans to put road signs on the highway in Spanish.
This is how Highway 94 Club is working for you.
At our meetings we always have an interesting
speaker regarding the road or local issues.
In the past we have had speakers
from the Board of Supervisors, Caltrans, SANDAG,
Border Patrol, Highway Patrol, Tax Collectors Office, Parks &
Recreation, and animal interest groups..
It is a great way to get the latest updates on the
road and local issues.